Best Dating and Hookup Apps For College Students
Besides passing classes, making best friends and raging face all college students want to do is hookup or find something more.
As if approaching a hottie in the bar while buzzed isn’t easy enough, now there’s dozens of apps designated to getting you to the basic goal: getting laid.
Some people are still too proud to utilize these apps that are literally at their fingertips. They insist it’s unsafe, slutty, only for tools, etc.
Well, now there are just as many apps designated not only to people wanting a hookup, but people who want something more too.
So what apps should you be using, and why?
Okay, so virtually every young person has heard of Tinder but there’s good reason for it’s insane popularity (the app currently has upwards of 50 million users.)
Tinder is a dating and hookup app that has the ultimate goal of setting you up with local hotties.
It allows you to view their picture and a little blurb. You can decide from there if you think they’re “hot” or “not”. (Swipe right for hot, and left for not.)
If two people both swipe right, they’re a match, and a chat box will pop up allowing you to begin a conversation with each other.
Tinder has basically replaced the middle man that used to exist a few years ago. You know, the friend who would hint to the babe you’re interested in that you are down to hookup.
Down. (Formerly Bang With Friends.)
The app, DOWN is Tinder with a personal twist that already has over 2 million users hooked.Like Tinder, DOWN is all about finding local people you’re down to hookup with quickly, easily and hasslefree.
But, there is one difference that makes DOWN standout in a much better way.
Instead of being matched with random local hotties you may or may not know like you are on Tinder, DOWN gets more personal than that.
Once you download the app, you sign in with your Facebook in order to be synced with your friends.
Your range of people to “select” from are your very own Facebook friends, and friends of Facebook friends.
Once you do that, you are presented with your hookup and dating options.
Yes, I said both hookup AND dating because DOWN isn’t just for onenightstands. You have three options when you see someone’s picture: Get down (hookup), get date (you could potentially want something more), or simply none of the above.
Like Tinder, the person you choose to “get down” or “get date” with won’t have any idea you selected them unless they select you back. After that, you both get a notification, and the rest is up to you.
Pure isn’t a household name yet, but it’s on the road to being recognized as one of the most convenient hookup apps out there.
Pure stands out because it basically finds you an instant hookup. It’s every horny guy’s dream because you don’t even need to work hard to disguise your desire for only a onetimebang.
You upload a picture, say if you’re interested in guys, girls or both, then shows you local hotties who are up to meet up right then.
When you see someone’s picture, you simply choose from “Yes” or “No Way.” Simple and straight to the point.
Like Tinder and DOWN, Pure saves you from the embarrassment of rejection because you are only notified if both people choose each other.
A cool feature of Pure is that it “Leaves no trace.” The history of the conversation with your hookup, your information, and pictures you uploaded are automatically deleted in an hour and stays deleted until you use it again.
This app that was originally created for San Francisco singles is being called “the most exclusive dating app ever.” It appeals to all the smart, elite “young professionals” who might think they’re too good for regular dating apps. The League’s age demographic is about 2236.
In order to use The League, you have to pass their unique algorithm to ensure that all of the users are of the same “breed” so to speak.
The League users set preferences of who they’d be interested in and then are only matched with the people who meet that criteria. In other words, no more mindlessly digging through profiles you could care less about.
This app is awesome for young people too busy with their careers or other things to spend time finding people to date.
DateMySchool is created solely for college hookups and college alumni and is available to over 1,000 schools nationwide.
DateMySchool is set up so that your range of potential dates are current students or alumni of your very own university.
How do they guarantee this? When you sign up, if you’re a current student you have to verify your email address is the specific school designated one. If you’re an alumni, you have to verify that you’re in the university’s records.
The app has features that allow you to be “invisible” to people, as well as allows you to filter departments and other oncampus groups.
Friendsy is a new hookup and dating app that just launched in March and already has 45,000 users nationwide. It’s a mix between DateMySchool and DOWN.
Like DateMySchool, Friendsy requires that you sign up with a .edu email address to limit the users to only college students (no alumni, though.)
And like DOWN, you establish whether you want a hookup, relationship, just a friend or you can reject them completely.
You can also filter potential matches by gender, school, major and even year of school.
Honestly, I wish this app existed my first two years of college.
Coffee and Bagel.
Coffee and Bagel prides itself on appealing to mainly women in a dating app world that mainly appeals to men.
This dating app is different from most because it can work for people who want to find “the one.”
It requires you sync up with your Facebook in order to know your range of friends.
It then basically acts as a matchmaker, using your Facebook profile information, friends and preferences to give you an ideal match every day at noon.
Basically, you do virtually none of the work but reap the benefits.
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